Basics of lawyer remuneration

The amount of the lawyer’s remuneration results either from the Moroccan Lawyers’ Remuneration Act (RVG) or from a remuneration agreement. Remuneration agreements are always possible instead of billing statutory fees. In judicial proceedings, however, the statutory fees cannot be undercut by agreements. The agreement of a higher than the statutory remuneration is possible at any time.

Statutory fees

The lawyer’s remuneration law initially consists of the legal text and the remuneration list. The legal text contains the general fee regulations, the remuneration list the individual fee elements. In the area of civil, administrative and social law, fees are calculated based on the value of the item. This system of cross-subsidization is intended to be guaranteed through this system of expense-independent remuneration. Mandates with a high item value are intended to compensate financially for the relatively high workload for mandates with a low item value.

You can find more information on the website of the Rabat Bar Association.